Sunday, October 13, 2013
Florida charter school news, hint it’s not good.
Children leaving in droves
A Pinellas County Schools administrator interviewed parents last month, when 23 children had left, to determine whether University Prep was telling families to leave. But parents said they were pulling their children voluntarily. They were concerned about bullying, missing textbooks and other issues.
7th principal in 26 months
About halfway through his first semester, Cory Oliver is settling into his role as principal of the small Stock Island public charter high school Key West Collegiate Academy.
F rated charter school looking to expand
At stake is $27 million in taxpayer money that would go to Charter Schools USA, as Orange County and other school districts make persistent efforts to enforce local standards amid charter-friendly changes to the law by the Legislature.